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‘The Merge is Coming,’ Says Ethereum Communications Lead

  • Joseph Schweitzer, Communications of Ethereum community panel has tweeted that the Merge is coming.
  • The Bellatrix upgrade is scheduled for epoch 144896 on the Beacon Chain at 11:34:47am UTC on Sept 6, 2022.
  • The Terminal Total Difficulty value triggering The Merge is expected between Sept 10-20, 2022.

Joseph Schweitzer, Communications Lead from the Ethereum community panel has tweeted that the Merge is coming. “Upgrade your clients,” he says in his latest post where he shares the newest updates regarding the much-awaited Ethereum Merge.

According to the information provided by Schweitzer, the Bellatrix upgrade is scheduled for epoch 144896 on the Beacon Chain at 11:34:47am UTC on Sept 6, 2022. He adds that the TTD value triggering The Merge is 58750000000000000000000, expected between 10-20 Sep 2022.

Moreover, Schweitzer also shares an update about the Kiln testnet:

The Kiln testnet is sunsetting. Operators shut down on 06 Sep 2022.

The Ethereum’s executive’s final update is about the Merge Bug Bounty Bonus. “There is a 4X MULTIPLIER between now and 08 September on all bounties and vulnerabilities, with critical bugs worth up to $1mm USD.”

Schweitzer adds that more information can be found on Ethereum’s blog post that details the announcements made. 

The Merge is the long-awaited transition of the Ethereum’s network consensus mechanism from PoW to PoS. The event will see the Beacon Chain to start validating the Ethereum mainnet’s blockchain through a reward-penalty policy rather than costs linked to computing power.

While an official announcement regarding the Merge has been made public today, the development came with a slight mishap yesterday. Péter Szilágyi, an Ethereum software developer, shared that the network’s latest release was not working properly.

Citing one of the pull requests that was integrated into the new storage model or online pruner, Szilágyi said that the Ethereum team found a regression that caused the “trie/state to go bad.”

Later today, the developer revealed that the “Geth [mess-up]” is out and assured the Ethereum community that their team will do stress testing better. It appears that the team has ironed out the issues with the official Merge announcement.

  • Joseph Schweitzer, Communications of Ethereum community panel has tweeted that the Merge is coming.
  • The Bellatrix upgrade is scheduled for epoch 144896 on the Beacon Chain at 11:34:47am UTC on Sept 6, 2022.
  • The Terminal Total Difficulty value triggering The Merge is expected between Sept 10-20, 2022.

Joseph Schweitzer, Communications Lead from the Ethereum community panel has tweeted that the Merge is coming. “Upgrade your clients,” he says in his latest post where he shares the newest updates regarding the much-awaited Ethereum Merge.

According to the information provided by Schweitzer, the Bellatrix upgrade is scheduled for epoch 144896 on the Beacon Chain at 11:34:47am UTC on Sept 6, 2022. He adds that the TTD value triggering The Merge is 58750000000000000000000, expected between 10-20 Sep 2022.

Moreover, Schweitzer also shares an update about the Kiln testnet:

The Kiln testnet is sunsetting. Operators shut down on 06 Sep 2022.

The Ethereum’s executive’s final update is about the Merge Bug Bounty Bonus. “There is a 4X MULTIPLIER between now and 08 September on all bounties and vulnerabilities, with critical bugs worth up to $1mm USD.”

Schweitzer adds that more information can be found on Ethereum’s blog post that details the announcements made. 

The Merge is the long-awaited transition of the Ethereum’s network consensus mechanism from PoW to PoS. The event will see the Beacon Chain to start validating the Ethereum mainnet’s blockchain through a reward-penalty policy rather than costs linked to computing power.

While an official announcement regarding the Merge has been made public today, the development came with a slight mishap yesterday. Péter Szilágyi, an Ethereum software developer, shared that the network’s latest release was not working properly.

Citing one of the pull requests that was integrated into the new storage model or online pruner, Szilágyi said that the Ethereum team found a regression that caused the “trie/state to go bad.”

Later today, the developer revealed that the “Geth [mess-up]” is out and assured the Ethereum community that their team will do stress testing better. It appears that the team has ironed out the issues with the official Merge announcement.

 

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